The study of Sociology focuses on contemporary society and fosters the development of critical and reflective thinking with a respect for social diversity. Students are encouraged to develop their own sociological awareness through active engagement with the contemporary social world. 

Studying sociology can lead to degree-level study in social sciences, psychology, education and social work. Key skills developed include writing, critical thinking, and argument. 

Over the course, you will: 

  • Acquire knowledge and a critical understanding of contemporary social processes and social changes 
  • Appreciate the significance of theoretical and conceptual issues in sociological debate 
  • Understand and evaluate sociological methodology and a range of research methods through active involvement in the research process 
  • Develop skills that enable individuals to focus on their personal identity, roles and responsibilities within society 
  • Develop a lifelong interest in social issues 
Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE English Language.

<b>A-Level Course Content</b>

Unit 1: Education with Theory and Methods 

Unit 2: Topics in Sociology 

Unit 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods Units 

The assessment for the A level will come from 3 external examinations at the end of Year 13.